Pearle McCain oral history interview, February 2, 1981

Pearle McCain oral history interview, February 2, 1981
Oral history interview of Dr. Pearle McCain, a Methodist missionary to China, by Don Lennon from Special Collections in Joyner Library at ECU. McCain, a native of Arkansas, was educated at Scarritt College, Columbia University, and Union Theological Seminary. She arrived in China in 1929 where she remained until 1942 when World War II forced her to return to the United States. She returned to China in 1946 only to be forced out by the Communist government in 1949. In 1951 Dr. McCain was sent to Japan where she taught for twenty years. Included are discussions of work in Peking, Shanghai, and Sungkiang. Commentaries concern educational work, Japanese invasion, personal relationships, travel, local customs, seminary work, and the effect of World War II on China. Also of interest are views of the Communist government, departure from China, college teaching in Japan, and a return visit to Japan and Shanghai in 1980. Interviewer: Don Lennon.
February 06, 1981
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oral histories
21cm x 27cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Debbie Mar 24 2021

My great-grandaunt attended and taught at McTyeire School in the '20's and 1931. How can I obtain a PDF of this interview other than downloading 35 jpgs? Thank you.

Mary Anne Pickard Aug 10 2017

Pearle McCain was my great aunt and I have many childhood memories of her. I would like to have a copy of the written transcript of this interview. Please advise me on how to obtain the transcript.

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